I've recently been taking an in depth look at my playing and realized all the problems....gonna take a looong time to fix em,but anyway i figured i wanted to get a solid,tight rhythm foundation before anything else.So does any body have particular exercises they use to get better rhythm?
above all, record yourself a lot to hear your inconsistencies. You might think you're dead on, only to realize you get a quarter of a beat off in spots.
I think they just all said it.
And last but not least.
A lot of practicing.
I went through the book & CD, 'Metal Rhythm Guitar" volume 1 by Troy Stetina. The book was awesome! It really improved my playing and gave me a real professional sound, and improved my timing so much. The play along songs were awesome.

John, The Metal Madman